Watch on Video Stream " The King's Ransom" exibition video clips and Interviews with our friends Bud Glass & Russ Howe, Sonny West and John Wilkinson at the Ellington Hotel Berlin conducted by unikosmos - Germany.
“The King’s Ransom”, the largest and most significant Elvis collection outside of Graceland, has toured through the USA for many years. Now the exhibition was in Germany just in time for the 30th anniversay of Presley’s death: More than 100 exhibits from “The King’s Ransom” was displayed in the ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN from August 13th through September 1st.
This one time exhibition of personal effects owned by Elvis was presented outside of the USA for the first time and has an estimated value of approximately 5 million euros.
Expensive stage outfits, sumptuous jewelry, flashy sun glasses, a red spread from Graceland, Elvis pajamas, his personal bible, his work identification from the “Precision Tool Company” and numerous awards conferred upon him by the police made the hearts of Elvis fans beat faster.
The famous honorary badge from the Bureau for Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs which Presley was awarded 1970 in the Oval Office of the White House by US President Richard Nixon was also included among the exhibits.
A large portion of the impressive memorabilia rounded out by photos which shown Elvis Presley with the respective objects.
Parallel to this, more than 80 large format photographs made by Presley’s concert photographer, Ed Bonja, was displayed. His photographs adorned many of Elvis’ LP covers in the 1970s.
The legendary superstar allowed Bonja to take snapshots and did not let any other photographer to get so close to him. During the Elvis exhibition, Ed Bonja reported on his collaboration with the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
Numerous additional colleagues of Elvis Presley attracted a great deal of attention during the exhibition.
Sonny West,who worked as Elvis’ personal bodyguard for seven years, lived at Graceland and was a member of the “Memphis Mafia”. He spoke of an Elvis that perhaps only he could have gotten to know.
Gitarist John Wilkinson shares his memories from the "King" with Unikosmos (Foto: Public Address)
Rhythm guitarist John Wilkinson,together with the other members of the legendary TCB band (Taking Care of Business), was “the backbone of my show”, as Elvis characterised his band.
Enjoy the video-Clips.
Andylon Lensen - Bud Glass
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Ausstellung Part 1
Ausstellung Part 2
Ausstellung Part 3
Interview mit Bud Glas und Russ Howe Part 1
Interview mit Bud Glas und Russ Howe Part 2
Interview mit Bud Glas und Russ Howe Part 3
Interview mit John Wilkinson Part 1
Interview mit John Wilkinson Part 2
Interview mit John Wilkinson Part 3
Interview mit Sonny West Part 1
Interview mit Sonny West Part 2
Interview mit Sonny West Part 3
2007/12/02 Bud Glass - Andylon Lensen - www.unikosmos.de / www.epgold.com